Injection Molding


Custom Thermoplastic Injection Molding - Cooling

As an industry-leading custom thermoplastic injection molding company, Aline Components, Inc. knows that proper mold temperature control affects everything from plastic part or component quality to cycle time. That's why Aline invests in the proper cooling equipment to increase the number of parts produced per hour and decrease the number of defective parts. At Aline Components, we have a variety of cooling systems that are all based on the principles of heat transfer, which states that heat energy will only travel from a hotter medium to a colder medium.
Advantages of Aline's Consistent and Reliable Cooling
  • Fewer scrap wastes
  • Better heat transfer rates
  • Less maintenance and downtime

Custom Thermoplastic Injection Molding - Cooling

Cooling for Custom Plastic Part or Component Quality

Aline's plastic injection molding process equipment designed for cooling is mainly related to thermoplastic materials. At room temperature thermoplastic materials such as polypropylenenylon and PET are solid. In order to shape these materials they must first be heated to their specified molten temperature. Once their molten temperature has been reached they can be manipulated into a new shape. When formed into their new shape they must then be cooled to solidify the configuration and ensure high quality performance.

Cooling for an Efficient Plastic Injection Molding Process

In the thermoplastic injection molding process, cooling accounts for approximately 80% of the cycle time. Once the mold is filled, it is critical that consistent and reliable cooling be obtained. Our equipment operators and technicians check each channel to ensure proper cooling and develop a mold surface map of temperatures to determine the actual temperature of the mold at key locations.

This information gives us an accurate understanding of how each area of the mold is cooled. When each area of a mold has reached its proper temperature for an injection molding prototype we have all the means necessary to duplicate and maintain proper cooling during full-scale production. Only by generating information regarding the mold surface temperature can we ensure an efficient plastic injection molding process.

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